No Cargo Is Too Unwieldy for This Shapeshifting Van

It's got a big trunk. You can put your bike in it.

By Evan Bleier

 
No Cargo Is Too Unwieldy for This Shapeshifting Van
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17 October 2017

What do you call hedge-funder-turned-douche-turned-convicted-felon Martin Shkreli on skates?

A toolbox on wheels.

Coincidentally, that’s also the nickname bestowed on Toyota’s latest concept build, albeit for entirely different reasons.

Christened the Tj Cruiser, short for Toolbox of Joy, the boxy build is part minivan, part SUV and has a number of useful features like lie-flat seats, extra-large openings for easy loading and unloading, and a beefed-up quartet of tires.

Toyota Tj (4 images)

Covered in a special coating that’s resistant to scratches and dirt, the cargo-friendly Tj Cruiser is filled with tie-down points for securing large ojects and enough space to accommodate items like surfboards and tandem bikes that are up to nearly 10 feet long.

With seating for four, the four-wheel-drive vehicle is powered by a two-liter engine that’s part of some sort of hybrid system, though the details on the exact components haven’t been shared.

Cool tool.

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